Liverpool to Cardiff train

Wed, 19 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Transport for Wales
08:544h19
James Street (LVJ)
13:13Cardiff Central (CDF)
£641One-way
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:083h45
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:434h09
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h05
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:433h55
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
3 changes

Train timetableLiverpool to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
Transport for Wales
08:083h45
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h05
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:434h09
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
08:433h55
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Transport for Wales
08:544h19
James Street (LVJ)
13:13Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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Train times from Liverpool to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 45 m

Average

4 h 2 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

215 km

To travel from Liverpool to Cardiff you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Transport for Wales
08:083h45
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:433h55
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
3 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:334h05
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:434h09
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1061One-way
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:544h19
James Street (LVJ)
13:13Cardiff Central (CDF)
£641One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Cardiff

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£67 (€76)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains

Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff cover the 133 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £67, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains trains Liverpool to Cardiff

Travel between Liverpool and Cardiff from £42 with Omio’s train partners Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Liverpool to Cardiff train information with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 42 min
  • Cheapest Price: £42

Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff

There are no direct trains from Liverpool to Cardiff but frequent indirect services, requiring a change at Birmingham New Street. The schedule begins with an East Midlands train departure from Liverpool at around 6:30 a.m. connecting with a CrossCountry train service at Birmingham. There are connections roughly every half hour throughout the day until the final departure just after 8:00 p.m. Most journeys take just under four hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff?

Departure Station: Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff depart from central Liverpool Lime Street station which is around five minutes on foot from the city's bus station on Roe Street. There are regular connections around the city centre on the bus routes C4 and C5. Taxis are available from the station ranks on Skelhorne Street and Lord Nelson Street.

Arrival Station: Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff arrive at Cardiff Central Station located on the banks of the river Taff, on the south-west edge of the city centre. Public transport options include city buses available from the nearby interchange on Wood Street. The station taxi rank is to the right of the exit.

FAQs: Liverpool to Cardiff train

FAQs: Travel by train from Liverpool to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Cardiff.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Liverpool to Cardiff is £67; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Liverpool to Cardiff train travel time is 3 h 37 min   for the 133 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Liverpool to Cardiff leaves at 05: 12. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Liverpool to Cardiff leaves at 20: 51.
There is 1 train a day from Liverpool to Cardiff which require at least one change with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Liverpool to Cardiff train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Liverpool and Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 51.

When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your route from including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.4 miles (732 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Liverpool is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 37 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff by train is May.
You have options as you can travel from Liverpool to Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.

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